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Abundance Circle - Social Permaculture [Story Connective youtube video]

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Aloha permies,

We're excited to announce Story Connective's newest Social Permaculture video: Abundance Circle!!!

Vicki Levin is a champion of locally grown food & community. She gathers up excess food produced by her friends' & neighbors' gardens & distributes it among them all. It's called the Abundance Circle. For example, when one member of the Abundance Circle has too many ripe oranges from their tree for their own household, they contribute the extra fruit to the Abundance Circle. Vicki collects everyone's excess produce & distributes it to the group. In this way, the person contributing the excess oranges will get sunflower sprouts, kale, bananas, & more from the extra produce other Abundance Circle members give... free of charge! It's not a trade & it's not a barter. Even when a member's garden doesn't have anything to give for a time, they still receive. Everyone just contributes whatever they have excess of to the Circle Abundance, & everyone benefits. Vicki's dream is for everyone to have even a small garden in their backyard.

“Juliet and Pierce produce kale, chard and tiny cabbages that we used in FERMENTED kraut that I distributed to the circle...
Judy and Matt deliver months of giant pristine starfruit - the juiciest ones I have ever tasted. They contribute grapefruits and avocados...
Melissa contributes sunflower sprouts...
Katie and Karim contribute a huge amount of stellar citrus - tangelos, tangerines, oranges, Cuban red nanas, and starfruit for months...
Rosa and Karl contribute avos and MANGO! This will be their first crop distributed this summer. Rosa gives the ultimate hugs...
Christina and Al contributed pumpkins this past fall...
New member, Rick contributes sublime avocados when nobody else has them!
I contribute greens, arugula, kale, baby pumpkin PEPPERS, beans, and value added products - jams, chutneys, honey, time, labor, coordination.”
- Vicki Levin

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Interview by
Rebecca Rhapsody
at StoryConnective.org

Video / Audio recording & production by
Loxley Clovis
at StoryConnective.org

Ukulele score & performance by
Rebecca Rhapsody
at StoryConnective.org

Story Connective art & logo by
Sarai Stricklin


Vicki Levin & her Abundance Circle members

artwork by Marilyn Kahalewai.
Used with permission from Kamehameha Schools

Juan Wilson
Moku & Ahupua’a map of Maui
‘Mokupuni O Maui’ - 'Maui island'
Used with permission.
See more of his amazing maps at

KEYWORDS: Sharing, abundance, garden, kale, chard, cabbage, kraut, starfruit, grapefruit, avacado, sunflower sprouts, citrus, tangelo, tangerine, orange, banana, mango, pumpkin, greens, arugula, pepper, beans, value added product, jam, chutney, honey, ulu, breadfruit, kalo, taro, poi, fish

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An update for everyone following this piece: we just made it into a nationally syndicated magazine with this story! Another nation-wide win for permaculture & social permaculture!!!
Read the Abundance Circle article in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine here: https://mauimagazine.net/abundance-circle/
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Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine Abundance Circle photo, MauiMagazine.net
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